Israel’s Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will travel in the coming weeks to the United Arab Emirates, marking the first visit to the Gulf state by an Israeli government minister since the signing of the historic Abraham Accords last year, the Hebrew-language Walla News outlet reported on Sunday.
The trip would also mark Lapid’s first visit abroad as a foreign minister.
Last week the UAE joined the chorus of countries and leaders extending congratulations to Israel’s newly installed government, put together by Lapid and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
The UAE Foreign Affairs Ministry tweeted that it was looking forward to “working together to advance regional peace, strengthen tolerance and coexistence, and embark upon a new era of cooperation in technology, trade, and investment.”
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